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Databases (ICT218)

Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 4
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TMD-internal, TSD-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal, TSA-internal
SGP1: TSB-internal
Description This unit provides an introduction to database design, implementation and management. Topics: data modelling, the relational model, SQL, logical and physical database design, database application design, transaction management, concurrency, recovery, security, database architectures and database administration. The theory material is complemented by practical work using common database management systems.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1 hour per week; plus an optional clinic.
Assessment You will have several assessment tasks to complete. There is a weekly online quiz which addresses the material covered in the current topic (collectively worth 10%). Feedback for the quizzes will be provided on the LMS at the completion of the topic. There are two assignments that focus on the workshops which will allow you to demonstrate proficiency in database design and implementation. These are collectively weighted at 25%. A group research assignment (15%) will allow you to explore an aspect of databases that is not addressed in this unit. Feedback for these assignments will be provided following submission. The final examination will focus on theory addressed in the unit and is worth 50%.
Prerequisites ICT102 Introduction to Computer Science or ICT159 Foundations of Programming.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Databases (ICT285) - as for ICT218 except as follows
Organisational Unit School of Engineering and Information Technology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 x 2 hours per week; computer laboratories: 1 hour per week; optional clinics: 1 hour per week.
Assessment You will have several assessment tasks to complete. There is a weekly online quiz which addresses the material covered in the current topic (collectively worth 10%). Feedback for the quizzes will be provided on the LMS at the completion of the topic. There are two assignments that will allow you to demonstrate proficiency in database theory, design and implementation. These are collectively weighted at 40%. Feedback for these assignments will be provided following submission. The final examination will focus on theory addressed in the unit and is worth 50%.
Prerequisites ICT102 Introduction to Computer Science or ICT159 Foundations of Programming or ICT170 Foundations of Computer Systems.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed ICT218 Databases cannot enrol in this unit for credit.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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